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ODJFS Releases Ohio Unemployment Numbers for May

COLUMBUS (Derek Drake) -- The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released Ohio's unemployment numbers for the month of May.

Officials at ODJFS say Ohio's unemployment rate remained at 7.0 percent, the same rate reported for Ohio in April.

Ohio's employment numbers jumped over 32,000 between April and May in nonfarm jobs earning an hourly wage or salary.

The number of unemployed workers in Ohio went up slightly from the 400,000 reported in April to 405,000 for May.

Year over year, ODJFS reports Ohio's unemployment rate is down from 7.3 percent reported in May of 2012.

The Buckeye State continues to remain under the U.S. unemployment rate of 7.6 percent which ticked up slightly from 7.5 percent in April.
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